Christensen Associates is a team of bright, hard-working, and congenial people who apply economic and engineering principles to our clients’ real-world challenges. Would you like to join us?
Christensen Associates is a great place to both start and advance your career. Christensen Associates is made up of economists, programmers, engineers, MBAs, and support staff in various capacities. All of us are self-starters with a fine attention to detail and an intuitive ability to prioritize competing tasks. We value excellent communication skills because we pride ourselves on delivering superior reports and because every one of us interacts directly with our clients. A majority of our consultants have graduate degrees, and a sizable percentage have earned doctorates. Our solutions to our clients’ problems are firmly grounded in economic theory, and we maintain high scientific standards in our empirical research. We immerse ourselves in the institutional details of our clients’ industries; this means expect our hires to be a quick study.
We’re a small business that is flexible by design. While we usually hire and develop freshly minted economics graduates, we also recruit established consultants and industry experts. We partner with affiliates, typically university professors or researchers, who testify to economic issues at trial. We provide the gamut of support services for our affiliates.
In hiring, as in other business decisions, we think like economists. If the benefit exceeds the cost, we’ll find a way to make it work.
Christensen Associates is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
"Christensen Associates trusts and empowers its employees to pursue challenging and exciting projects. With the team and experience present at Christensen Associates, we were able to bid and win a project that turned a personal hobby—3D printing—into a successful outcome for our client."
"Being a part of the administrative team at Christensen Associates is a role requiring one to wear many hats. New challenges abound every day. We’re offered the opportunity to become fluent in so many different aspects of a support staff role, and proficient in various technology advances. Christensen is a firm where “work/life balance” really does mean something more than just words in an employee handbook."
"I get to live in Madison and work with a great team on interesting assignments across the country."
"My workload at Christensen Associates has been just right: I’ve been able to work on interesting projects and further my career as an economist while still having time to raise a family and enjoy the Madison community."
"The company gave me full freedom to do my best and allowed me to explore new projects and opportunities. Moreover, I got a fantastic education in economics from top notch colleagues. To top it all, the company is extremely family friendly and allows flexible working hours."
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